In Laudato Si, Pope Francis calls Catholics and all people of good will to unite in caring for the future of our planet. Join us as we learn how to advocate in our homes, parishes, schools and legislatures for the care of our common home.
Call or email James Fowlkes-Comninellis for more information 314-792-7177 or
What's Laudato Si ?
Benjamin de Foy, Ph.D.
Dr. de Foy is an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on the computer simulation of air pollution. After a PhD in engineering from Cambridge University he worked with Dr. Mario Molina at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a project to improve the air quality in Mexico City. He now researches air pollution in places ranging from East St. Louis to Tibet and teaches classes on climate change
Rev. Rodrick Burton
Rodrick Burton is the Senior Pastor of the historic New Northside Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. He received a Master of Educational Ministry from Covenant Theological Seminary. He is a Mentor and Visiting Instructor of Applied Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary, a member of the St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition, Ecumenical Leadership Council, Jennings Clergy Coalition, Baptist Minister’s Union of St. Louis and Vicinity, Pastoral Fellowship of St. Louis, and on the Cabinet of the Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis.
Jamie Hasemeier & Pam Brown
Jamie and Pam are parishioners at local Catholic congregations working to make their community and place of worship align with Pope Francis' teaching in Laudato Si. Jamie attends Holy Redeemer in Webster Groves and helps organize an annual "green" or no waste fish fry during lent. Pam attends St. Cletus in St. Charles and sits on the social justice committee for the parish.
Grace Bradley is a student at St. Joseph's Academy - St. Louis. Currently, she is the President of St. Joe's environmental club: Earth Angels. Last school year, during her time as Vice President, Earth Angels placed 2nd in Missouri Gateway Green School's Quest. Earth Angel's mission is to bring awareness and action to environmental issues in both it's local high school community as well as the global stage.
Sister Cheryl Kemner
Sr. Cheryl is part of the leadership team for the Franciscans Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Kirkwood. Their Franciscans for Earth initiative aims to develop and articulate a transformative vision and call others to live in right relationship with each other and the Earth.